Teaching resources

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  • 19th-century non-fiction texts: Crime and punishme...

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Language

    This thematic collection (drawn from Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians) will allow students to read and u...

  • 19th-century non-fiction texts: Work and welfare

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Language

    This thematic collection (drawn from Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians) will allow students to read and u...

  • Crime and punishment

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject: History

    Using primary source material, this activity aims to give students a real insight into the attitudes that formed and cam...

  • Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: Poverty, Money and Mi...

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    The influence of economic and political crises on Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

  • Dickens’s Hard Times: Industrialisation

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 14 to 16, Ages 16 to 18 Subject: English Literature

    Dickens's critique of industrialisation in the novel Hard Times.

  • Exhibiting Victorian Britain

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Levels: Ages 11 to 14, Ages 14 to 16, Ages 7 to 11 Subject: History

    A great deal of what we think we know about the past comes from the exhibitions and museums dedicated to telling the sto...

  • Health and hygiene

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject: History

    Through the use of primary source material, this activity explores 19th century ideas about the cause of disease. The le...

  • Industrialisation and life

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 16 to 18 Subject: History

    Industrialisation touched the very heart of life in the 19th century and had a huge influence upon every aspect of life....

  • Leisure

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 7 to 11 Subject: History

    This activity uses primary source material to examine the relationship between the birth of rail travel and the well-lov...

  • Life in Victorian Britain

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 7 to 11 Subject: History

    According to Charles Booth’s poverty map of London however, well over a third of Londoners - and in reality a far greate...

  • Opposition to Poor Law Reform

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 16 to 18 Subject: History

    This activity is designed to develop students’ understanding of the workhouse system, pressure for reform and changing a...

  • Poverty

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject: History

    This activity seeks to explore the concept of poverty in both Victorian Britain and the present. Through the examination...

  • Poverty and the workhouse

    Language: English Curriculum: UK Level: Ages 11 to 14 Subject: History

    The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 provided - for all poor - relief to be delivered by the workhouse system. Conditions...